This has probably been my favorite fall food for 7 years now. I make it several times each fall, and I think by the end of winter my family is hoping I get sick of acorn squash! It's super easy to throw together and makes the perfect thanksgiving side dish. Yes, we have it every thanksgiving AND Christmas... It's that good.
- 1 acorn squash, cut in half & seeded
- 1-2 TBSP pure maple syrup
- 1 TBSP butter (optional)
- 1-2 TBSP brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400
Cut the squash in half, then scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities (save the seeds! you can toast them for a healthy snack later)
Stab or slice a few holes in the squash cavities- just enough to puncture, you don't need to break through the skin
Put about 1 tablespoon of butter and brown sugar in each of the squash halves, then drizzle maple syrup over the top.
Place on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. They should be fork tender.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!